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    ball python with a Very Pink belly

    Hi everyone, I just found out today my albino ball python has a really pink belly. so I did some research online and everybody says it might becasue the snake is going to shed soon but my albino ball python has not eaten anything for 2 almost months now. is it too late for shed? thank you for your replys.

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    There are 2 causes for pink belly, either the snake is about to shed and you need to bump up the humidity or the snake has been burned by a heat source (usually a Under Tank Heater that isn't being regulated by a thermostat)

    Pictures will let us tell you which it is.
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    It is most likely due to a shed. All of my snakes' bellies turn pink before a shed.

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    Re: ball python with a Very Pink belly

    Quote Originally Posted by satomi325 View Post
    It is most likely due to a shed. All of my snakes' bellies turn pink before a shed.
    Im really worried because he has not eated anything so far

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    Like serp said shed or burn my BP gets a really pink belly before shed and soaks alot to during it mostly becuase I have trouble with humidty control

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    Eating has nothing to do with shedding, they have to shed regardless.
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    Re: ball python with a Very Pink belly

    Quote Originally Posted by The Serpent Merchant View Post
    There are 2 causes for pink belly, either the snake is about to shed and you need to bump up the humidity or the snake has been burned by a heat source (usually a Under Tank Heater that isn't being regulated by a thermostat)

    Pictures will let us tell you which it is.
    thank you for your help. im pretty sure its not a heat burn since the heater is not hot at all. here is a pic i just took with my phone
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    Looks like Pre-shed pink.

    What heat source do you use? And if it's a Under Tank Heater is it regulated?
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    It looks pinker than what I'm used to.
    But like Aaron said, food has nothing to do w/ shedding. They shed every few weeks anyway.

    What is your hotspot set to? Just because it doesn't feel hot to you, doesn't mean its not too hot for the snake. Are you using a thermostat to regulate the hot spot?

    Edit: Aaron beats me again! XP
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    Re: ball python with a Very Pink belly

    Aww, that babies gonna shed! Make sure your humidity is as close to 70 as you can get, for a nice clean shed. Then be prepared for a very pretty, shiny, hungry snake! . My pastel turns the most vivid pink, its amazing.
    Last edited by DooLittle; 03-06-2012 at 12:48 AM.

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